1 day Mabamba Swamp Birding Tour

Shoebill bird in Mabamba Swamp entebbe

About the 1 day Mabamba Swamp Birding Tour

Famous for the Shoebill bird, the Mabamba swamp birding tour will take you 10km west of Entebbe to see some of the rarest bird species. Over 1000+ bird species are found in Uganda and most of these are scattered in different parts of the country.

Trip details

Trip Destination:
Mabamba Swamp – Entebbe

Trip type:
Birding Safari

Trip Activities:
Bird watching, Nature Walks

1 day Mabamba Swamp Birding Tour Highlights

  • Entebbe town
  • Lake Victoria
  • Mabamba Swamp
  • Shoebill Bird

Itinerary for the Day

We will set off from Kampala or Entebbe town early morning and head to Mabamba swamp. A boat tour across Lake Victoria to the swamp will give us amazing opportunities to see a variety of other birds. On reaching, we take a canoe through the papyrus reeds which open up into a flat grassy wetlands where a number of Shoebill can regularly be seen.

The Shoebill bird is easier seen in the morning hours when they stalk their main prey, the mudfish or frogs, but it’s possible to see them any time of the day. The bird stands still for long periods to easily trap their prey then they strike with a marvelous speed

Later, we’ll journey back by boat or by road to Entebbe town for Lunch. Alternatively you can opt to have packed lunch while on your Mabamba Swamp birding tour.

End of Itinerary

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